National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati

Also known as: NLU Assam

Quick Facts

Rating
Ranked in Law
30th
Institute
Type of Institute
State University
Ownership
Public/Government
Approval
Approval
UGC
Coed
Genders Accepted
Co-Ed
  • Estd. Year: 2009
  • Campus Size: 50 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 16
  • Total Students Enrollment: 350

About College

The group of institutions collectively known as the National Law Universities (NLUs) now number over twenty. Most of them recruit students using the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) scores. This is considered the flagship exam, which gives entry to some of the finest Law colleges in the country. The competition for this is immense. The test includes 200 objective type multiple choice questions to be answered within a maximum time limit of 120 minutes. These 200 questions are divided into Legal Aptitude and GK hogging half the total share with 50 questions each. English and Reasoning are worth 40 each while math which is quite elementary is worth 20. For every wrong answer, a fourth of negative marks gets deducted. Success in this exam opens the door towards some of the best national law colleges (NLUs). In spite of the ‘national’ tag associated with the NLUs, they remain state universities. CLAT is also one of the few law entrances that were conducted on online mode but has now reverted to the offline avatar. 

For long, law lagged behind several other professional and degree courses when it came to prestige and career opportunities, but now, thanks to the NLUs, it is considered a top career choice. With the opening up of the economy, law grads can now take up careers in corporate law, international agencies, NGOs, Legal Process Outsourcing (LPOs) firms and academics, besides the conventional careers centres around litigation and the judiciary. This was the reason for the launch of the five- year integrated programmes by the NLUs which can be taken up by students immediately after completion of their school. 

The National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) in Guwahati was established in the year 2009. It is built on a total area of 60 acres worth land. Courses are available at both the UG and PG levels. At the UG level, the flagship five- year integrated programme BA LLB is offered. The LLB, of course, is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. At the master’s level, the LLM is offered here. It is a one- year programme with specializations provided in seven different areas. These are in areas of – International Law, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Laws, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property Laws and for Corporate & Commercial Laws. The PG level academics is run by the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS). Doctoral programmes may also be pursued here. 

The institute is also a leader when it comes to legal research. For this purpose, specific centres of excellence have been created to facilitate the same. There are centres here for the areas of – Child Rights, Environment Law, Natural Resource Laws, Peace Resolution Studies, Constitutional Law & Governance, Corporate Law & Good Governance, Human Rights & Refugee Law, Law Language & Culture, Socio-Legal Research & Gender Studies, Tribal & Land Rights, Disability Rights & Health Laws, Disaster Management & Law, IPR Studies, International Humanitarian Law and for Criminal Justice Administration & Human Rights. There is also a Centre for Studies of North East, South Asia and South East Asia Legal Studies. A lot of the research that takes place at the NLUJA gets published in their own in-house journals. There are two major ones. One of them is a student-edited work known as National Law University Assam Law Review (NLUALR). The other is peer-reviewed faculty-edited piece known as the National Law University Assam Law and Policy Review (NLUALPR). 

The Student Bar Council (SBC) takes care of all the student affairs. This includes a plethora of events such as debates and moot court contests. Frequent seminars and workshops are also conducted on campus, where industry experts interact with the students. This helps improve the industry connect. There is also a committee that deals with alumni relations. Students from the NLUJA have won several national level events across the country. Sports and games are also highly encouraged here. Highly competitive tournaments take place among the students for the main sports and games. The library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes. The computer centre is also attached to the library. The entire campus is Wi-fi enabled. 

All this and much more has ensured that the NLUJA has experienced very good rankings across platforms. It got placed rank 24th all India among law colleges by the Careers 360 magazine with a AAA rating. The placements and internships have likewise been good and improving at a rapid pace yearly. Some of the key recruiters in recent seasons have been the likes of – WWF India, Amicus Publico, IOCL, Indian Red Cross Society, Rotary Club of Calcutta, Ranbaxy, WTI, Global Jurix, and Eco- Friends amongst others. 

Ranking / Rating

Law
Careers360
Rank Score
30th 271.47
Disclaimer: Careers360 Ranking/Rating is done separately for government and private colleges but NIRF ranks both together. To refer the ranking methodology click here

Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 10 May, 2020
Exam Date: 10 May, 2020

Facilities

  • Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Cafeteria Cafeteria
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • WiFi Wifi
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Moot Court Moot Court

Student Reviews

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National Law University, Assam is developing

Posted on 28 Nov' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | BA LLB Hons
When I joined the University,there was a trend of introduction where we had to wish our seniors and introduce ourselves(can call ragging), the faculties are not that good, sometimes we struggle understanding what we do not get their point. If you can manage to get into other university that would be better. Although the infrastructure would get better after moving to the permanent campus,but will take couple of years for things to go smooth.
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Where life comes to a standstill, Actually

Posted on 12 Sep' 16 by manvendra singh jadon
Batch of Jan. 1, 2019 | BA LLB Hons
Unwarranted Statutory Warning: This review will be an enigmatic journey but on the wrong side of the river. Before moving to an in-depth analysis of the institute's viability to survive on the national scene, let me be straightforwardly clear about one thing, NLUA is everything apart from an institute. To be here or not to be here, that is the question!!, Well, this is what plagues the mind of every CLAT Taker year by year who finds himself stuck in the quagmire existing in this law school. The thing that makes this inquisitiveness justified is the institute's so-called state of the art building which on the first sight looks like a government hospital. Moreover, the persistent problems revolving around in-house sports and gym facilities, as well as the absence of an Auditorium, makes this institute an unsafe bet in light of minimal opportunities available due to the shabby infrastructure. In respect to the Internships and Work Experience, the students are stuck in a limbo due to the meagre number of corporate firms and established lawyers in and around Guwahati which inadvertently force them to seek holiday internships. Even though this a locational disadvantage, the institute could have taken measures such as the introduction of summer Courses, corporate Tie-Ups and weekly lectures/seminars which could have opened new gateways for the future but they failed to do so. Furthermore, the situation has become bad to worse because of the lack of commitment from the student community to explore newer paradigms and this fear is the prime reason that makes the life monotonous in this institute. In regard to this argument, there is a pressing need to strengthen the student community by providing them leverage to think out of the box so as to help them realize that law school is more than moots, seminars, and research papers. Being a fairly new kid on the block, NLUA has its demerits as discussed above but it would be wrong to single-handedly blame the institution for the pathetic condition of institutional placements and the reason is quite clear; The competition in the field of law is off the charts at present and only the fittest would survive. By this statement, the author doesn't want to demean the students who have immense talent and potential by their side but would like them to take this as a gentle reminder of the upcoming challenge. Additionally, one thing must be taken into account is that only one batch has graduated from this university and it would be too early to take a call on the future placements. An interesting fact about this institute is the presence of three different hostels at three different places outside the premises of the institute. This hostel triplet is marred by pest infestation, lack of sanity, filthy toilets, and noise pollution in excess to the excruciating stretch with the sole administrative building housed in the institute premises. It is a known fact among the intelligentsia that kosher guidance can do wonder by making possible the impossible. NLUA in this respect has adopted a whole together different trajectory by appointing such dominies who love to take pleasure out of pain experienced by students. During recent times, NLUA has gone through instability and unrest because of the frustration and helplessness exerted out by the student community in form of strikes which already has made the institute an unpopular destination. To make the matter worse the faculty instead of voicing legitimate student demands embarked on a spree to divide the whole student community so as to curb the rising demands for reformation. Barring few quality driven individuals, most of these faculties lacks teaching experience, credentials, unique thought process and top of that concern for students. As most of you were already warned that this journey would be a bumpy ride and in most probability, NLUA has lived up to its billing. But wait on!! The best is yet to come. Affordability. This institute is the third costliest National Law School in the country having yearly academic fees in excess of 2 lakh rupees. On this note, it also becomes quite apprehensible that this is the only list where NLUA has a podium finish. Finally, before going in a slumber this ill-fated NLUAite would like to take a jibe and state that Think and Think Twice!!, If you will, NLUA will never be your fate.
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Adaptation process with the first timer

Posted on 07 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | BA LLB Hons
Being a first-year student, I came here with a lot of expectations. Primarily, the faculty system though good , somewhere I am getting stuck and the book recommendations as per the different subject teachers, is not given properly. Library is pretty small and the amount of the same number of books which are in high demand, is low.Hostel is good, food is pretty eatable as of now,. Management is slow. Temporary set up campus, permanent coming within March next year as per sources.First batch passed out, not at all huge placement record, past year surely may improve.
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Realization of Hope required

Posted on 05 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2018 | BA LLB Hons
The permanent campus is coming up, we are promised to be shifted by 2017. The campus is very small to accommodate sports and recreational facilities, fests. Although, we are funded to organize freshers, farewell, celebrate certain festivals,etc. But, we do not have our fests or sports week or any extra facility to channelize the energy and talent. We do have student journal and law review, but no moot court or MUNs or Parliamentary debates. The fees charged is too high in comparison to the facilities provided. But since the temporary campus is in the city, so we do have access to the stadium and good food joints. We do have a decent library, nice hostel but only for girls. The condition of boys hostel is very disappointing. The placement scenario is very unpleasant, though just one batch has gone through that phase. The situation demands a stable VC, more exposure, and a good infrastructure.
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The five years to be cherished for the lifetme

Posted on 30 Aug' 16 by Gargi
Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | BA LLB Hons
My college is a good option to opt for .The infrastructure is pretty well because of the fact that we are in our temporary campus. Once we shift to Amin Gao all the desired will be fulfilled.The faculties are very good and really helpful.The students live here as NLU-A family without any differences. The hostel is clean and good.recently we had Aarambh 2016,freshers party where we all enjoyed to our fullest.
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Questions related to NLU Assam

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I have secured an AIR-2878 in clat 2019.do I have a chance in NLU assam,NLU vizag or NLU Tirchy in the current scenario?

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 13th Jul, 2019

Hey there

NLUs have higher cutoff and as you have not mentioned your category then in general category you have very less chances of getting any NLUs. I suggest you to join private colleges for law.

Check cutoff of clat

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-cutoff/amp&ved=2ahUKEwiuq5OvmbHjAhXBQ48KHZ46BbAQFjACegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw3b6rIfdLillfdhtfsnq0RO&ampcf=1

Good luck

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I scored 102.5 in clat 2019 and my rank is 10136... what is my chance in nlu assam, nlu aurangabad , hpnlu and in nlu sonipat?

Mahima Student Expert 8th Jul, 2019

Hey.

The cut off for admission in any of the National Law Universities through CLAT in the previous year was a rank in the range of 1600 for the general category. Hence with a rank of 10136 your chances for an NLU under the vacanies are very less. Usually there are vacancies in the lower NLUs as people leave their seats for other colleges.  Various NLUs have started announcing their vacant seats like NLU Raipur. But a rank under 3000 is fair for vacancies. This year the vacanies are quite a lot, so you can stil apply if uoud like to try. But to be honest with your rank if you belong to the general category you have hardly any chances.

Best of luck  

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My clat 2019 all india rank is 46271 & all india st rant 741 can I get any nlu even nlu assam

Rishabh Sinha Student Expert 23rd Jun, 2019

Hello sweeti uikey,

First of all congrats for securing 46kk rank in NLU 2019 . As per my knowledge students below 1k ranks are eligible for almost all top NLU (it will be little tough if you are from general category) . So you have very less chance of securing good course but as you are from ST so you may get seat  in 2nd round of counselling else last round counselling is all yours :)

) As per previous year cutoff and trends you will definitely get assured seat in tier 2 NLUs Though it will tough for getting seat in top ones still you have hope and you have to wait till last round for getting top colleges .

All the best:)


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I have scored 143.5 and got rank 1084 in CLAT 2019. Alloted NLUJAA. Which colleges can I get by the third list?

Mahima Student Expert 15th Jun, 2019
Hey.
The college you'll be allotted and where you are upgraded to will depend a lot on the way you've filled your preferences
Here is a list of NLUs and their respective cut offs for the general category for admission through CLAT in the previous year. You can expect a similar range of cut off this year too.
So as per previous year cut off you can expect these colleges while also considering your sequence of preference in the subsequent lists.
National Law University Odisha
1167
National University of Study and Research in Law
1255
National Law University and Judicial Academy
1556
Tamil Nadu National Law School
1571
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University
1432
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
1532
Maharashtra National Law University, Auranabad

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National Law University and Judicial Academy, Hajo Road, Amingaon, Guwahati–781031, Assam India
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